INDIANAPOLIS - Christopher Bostick was among the International League's best in 2017, his first campaign as a member of the Pirates organization. He led the Indians in multiple offensive categories while making starts at second, third, left, center, right and designated hitter en route to Team MVP honors. He also earned IL midseason All-Star accolades.
Bostick topped all Indians in average (.294), hits (143), doubles (33), runs scored (75), multi-hit games (44) and two-out RBI (25). His 33 two-baggers were the most by a Tribe player since 2013.
On May 13 against Norfolk, Bostick posted the second four-hit game of his career, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, one RBI and a run scored in Indy's 4-1 victory. The 24-year-old singled in the first and fifth off southpaw Jayson Aquino, the latter preceding a Max Moroff two-run homer that broke a 1-1 tie.
In his final two at-bats, the Rochester, N.Y. native laced both of his doubles. His RBI double in the sixth came off veteran Edwin Jackson. Two innings later, he smashed a double to right-center off righty Logan Verrett.
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